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PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:57 pm
by Josh Santo
My account got hacked and deleted. They removed me as a moderator on the subreddit before deleting me. It's currently under Eric's control thankfully, but I've yet to hear from him to hopefully be able to help me gain control again. I couldn't care less about the rest of the account, but it's really bumming me out that I lost the subreddit.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:13 am
by worldofnoise
sorry, that's really unfortunate. I wonder why someone would go through that effort.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:25 pm
by Josh Santo
It was probably just something I said that rubbed someone the wrong way. You know how the internet can be at times.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:43 pm
by worldofnoise
I do. Hopefully you can be added back then.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:15 am
by Josh Santo
I'm actually kinda starting to worry about Eric...he hasn't been active here or reddit. I'm assuming he's okay cause this place is still up and running...

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:42 pm
by Josh Santo
Like seriously, where the fuck is Eric. I'm really getting worried here.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:54 am
by worldofnoise
Life gets busy.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:34 am
by Josh Santo
I know it does, but his last post was in July...

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:22 am
by ndfan1993
In general people don't post often here anymore - which is sad.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:29 pm
by Chris B
Eric posted on Facebook yesterday, so I'm assuming he's fine. I think we're down to like five people who post with any regularity here.

(This is my first post in like a year and a half.)

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am
by Josh Santo
Awesome. Thanks Chris, that makes me feel better.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:39 pm
by worldofnoise
Chris B wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Eric posted on Facebook yesterday, so I'm assuming he's fine. I think we're down to like five people who post with any regularity here.

(This is my first post in like a year and a half.)
I think that's generous.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:20 am
by ndfan1993
Which I don't really understand - where did everyone go?

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 am
by Josh Santo
ndfan1993 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:20 am
Which I don't really understand - where did everyone go?
We left 'em all behind in the sparkle and fade apparently.

Re: PSA: I've lost control of the subreddit.

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 pm
by Chris B
Just the general decline of forums as a thing, I think. People are used to getting notifications for new stuff, and forums just don't do that. Most new folks are just hanging out on FB or Reddit. And the band's fan base is a lot smaller now, even if there a solid group of devoted folks in it.

I've got a longer rant about how apps like Snapchat and Spotify have disconnected people from each other and devalued social bonding beyond one-on-one interaction. People aren't really fans of artists and music anymore - it's more about being a fan of a personality that does music (Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, et al). And, with music being personalized to the individual, there's no ubiquity, no giant piece of music for everyone to get behind. Young folks aren't really bonding over common fandom anymore - everybody's relegated to doing their own thing.

And they wonder why depression and anxiety are going through the roof.

For me personally, I haven't been as much of an EC fan since the Classic era, but I still pop around from time to time to see what's going on. :mrgreen: